Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

SomeDAM Poet: Lewis Carroll on Reformers and Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Our very own blog poet has written a wonderful new poem. “Jabbertalky” (after Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll, of course) “Twas brillig, and the billionaires Did lie and dissemble in the press All…

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FLASH: Arizona Teachers Approve Statewide Walkout!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arizona teachers have voted overwhelmingly to walk out in response to state budget cuts over many years. Here is news from Linda Lyon, president of the Arizona School Boards Association.  Arizona, like West…

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Indiana: Students Who Transfer from Public Schools to Charters Lose Ground Academically

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Researchers at Indiana University reviewed state test scores and found that students who transferred from public schools to charter schools lost ground academically for the first few years. Eventually, if they remained…

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Massachusetts: Charter Advocates Review Why They Lost State Referendum

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A secret memo commissioned by the Walton Education Coalition sought to analyze why the well-funded charter advocates were beaten handily in a Massachusetts referendum in 2016 on expanding charter schools. The memo…

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Online Testing Disrupted in 7 States By “Deliberate Attack”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? State officials in seven states reported that online testing was disrupted by breakdowns. The vendor, Questar, said the system was brought down by a “deliberate attack.”  “One of the nation’s largest online…

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District Should Find Additional Stream of Revenue!

Consider, Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, who sits on the Commission of Public Education Funding,(who) said districts should expand their revenue streams to include sources other than local property taxes and the state. He pointed to Dallas ISD, which pulls in … Continue reading

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NYC Public Schools Serve 111,500 Homeless Students. What Does This Mean?

Originally posted on janresseger:
When Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, spoke in Cleveland last month, he began his address with these words that introduce one of the book’s…

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